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2008/06/07 00:19:26 (permalink)

Nabisco Deluxe Assortment

OK, somebody tell me I'm not going insane. I seem to remember when my mom had company, she'd buy this expensive box of - what I think was - Nabisco Assorted cookies. Things like Lorna Doones, Cameos, and some others. It was a big, white rectangular box and the cookies were separated by partitions. Anyone seen these recently? Or have a jpg of the box?

Also, how about sunshine raisin cookies? They came in a long plastic-wrapped package, and each cookie was flat and thin, about a foot long, with perforations so you could break them into neat squares. Buttery sweet on the outside with raisins/fruit on the inside. I would finish these off in the car before we even got home!

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    XanaJew
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2008/06/07 03:00:37 (permalink)
    No, you're not crazy...I remember those assorted cookies too. I can almost taste them now. In all my recent trips down Food Memory Lane, I had forgotten about those cookies. That brings back some nice memories! Thanks!
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2008/06/08 13:10:15 (permalink)
    I looked for those raisin cookies for years. I don't think Sunshine makes them anymore. We did finally find a substitue on the internet at the Vermont Country Store. Crawford's Garibaldi golden crispy biscuits filled with currants....yes, taste exactly as I remember the Sunshine cookies tasted. I am on my third case/box...

    I remember the special assortment as well. With a family of six, you had to be pretty quick to get your favorites....
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2008/06/08 14:13:19 (permalink)
    Might have been-but I remember the Pepperidge Farm fancy assortment...
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2008/06/08 18:50:39 (permalink)
    I remember them - those crinkly white cups.
    Wasn't there a coconut flavored one in it?
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2008/06/08 19:22:10 (permalink)
    I remember those! Me and my brother used to fight over the sugar wafers. I haven't seen them in a long time, maybe late 80's early 90's. I wish they would bring them back!
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2008/09/21 08:43:46 (permalink)
    My mom used to buy one of the Nabisco assortment boxes each summer when we would go on our annual road trip... My dad always had 'dibs' on the Lorna Doones, my mom grabbed the sugar wafers, and my favorites were the Cameos and the Oreos.... We used to make that box really stretch to last the whole trip.... Thanks for the memories....
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2011/04/16 17:31:29 (permalink)
    ....yes those were simple, nice days I  can still remember my mom opening that box
    and I could smell the cookies from where I stood.  The box was white but it was covered in a blue cover with pictures of the cookies inside.  I think I also remember other sampler boxes in red.
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2011/04/16 20:14:57 (permalink)
    I can still smell the cookies; I live about 10 miles from a Nabisco plant, and, as those who live within a mile or so of it say, when you can smell the cookies, it's going to rain.
     
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2011/04/16 20:57:09 (permalink)
    Chris in NH

    OK, somebody tell me I'm not going insane. I seem to remember when my mom had company, she'd buy this expensive box of - what I think was - Nabisco Assorted cookies. Things like Lorna Doones, Cameos, and some others. It was a big, white rectangular box and the cookies were separated by partitions. Anyone seen these recently? Or have a jpg of the box?

    Also, how about sunshine raisin cookies? They came in a long plastic-wrapped package, and each cookie was flat and thin, about a foot long, with perforations so you could break them into neat squares. Buttery sweet on the outside with raisins/fruit on the inside. I would finish these off in the car before we even got home!

    Chris in NH

    all I could find was this one and I used to work for Nabisco
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2011/04/17 10:35:33 (permalink)
    Funny you should mention the deluxe assortment, I was in Big Lot the other day and saw a bag of Nabisco Cameos just by themselves, and it brought back a lot of memories - they were always considered company cookies, something my mother put out for her card club as well.
     
    Those Sunshine raisin cookies were one of my favorites, they did bring them back briefly around the late 70's.  There's an Oriental supermarket called, Hong Kong (I think there's one in Dallas), and I can find a similar cookie called "Sultanas."  The cookie part is just right, but the raisins are  a little chewier than I remember.
     
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2011/04/21 01:32:41 (permalink)
    My mother used to buy that cookie assortment when we went on a long driving trip.  She never bought it any other time, but she always bought it then.  I LOVED the Cameo cookies.  She also always brought along a box of Butterscotch Krimpets.  Yum!
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2013/03/06 18:13:40 (permalink)
    You are absolutely right -- I have been looking for these for YEARS in the hope that somewhere in the US, Nabisco still sells these!  It was called the "Nabisco Famous Cookie Assortment" and came in a rectangular box, with about 4 or 5 of each variety, including a square cookie called a "Kettle Cookie" that we never actually saw sold on its own.  I think the box might have been purple, actually!  My family loved this assortment because there was something in it that EVERYONE liked, and everyone got what they wanted.
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2013/06/07 16:08:48 (permalink)
    I didn't remember the box as being white -- I remembered dark blue or plum-colored, but Chris in NH was RIGHT AS RAIN.  A photo of this assortment turned up in the news recently when a Wisconsin family discovered a fully-stocked fallout shelter from the 1960s on their property.  Supposedly, all of the contents of the shelter went to a museum in Neenah, Wisconsin... so maybe the cookies are there too!  A little stale, perhaps...

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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2013/06/07 16:41:12 (permalink)
    We used to see this all the time at the Pepperidge Farms outlet store. Sadly it closed 2 years ago.
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    RE: Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2013/06/07 17:00:41 (permalink)
    bartl

    I can still smell the cookies; I live about 10 miles from a Nabisco plant, and, as those who live within a mile or so of it say, when you can smell the cookies, it's going to rain.

    Bart

    That's such a cool observation and memory.
     
    I remember this assortment, too--my family loved them. 
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2013/09/02 06:14:18 (permalink)
    So many good cookies went by the wayside when Kraft bought Nabisco-Cameo, Mystic Mints, Biscos and man do I miss Sunshine Lemon Coolers!
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2013/11/03 20:58:01 (permalink)
    Hi, Chris.  No, you are not insane.  In fact, I've been bringing these cookies up for the past couple of years among my friends, and I seem to be the only one who remembers them!  I am glad to know I am not alone!  They were great cookies, and it was my late grandmother whou bought them regularly, back in the sixties and seventies.  They came in the rectangular box you described, but there was a pink or fuchsia-colored outer wrapper that you had to cut, as indicated by a dotted line with a tiny image of scissors. 
     
    The assorted cookies were as follows: Cameos (sandwich cookie with creme center), Lorna Doone (shortbread), Kettle cookie (a square, spice cookie with an embedded imprint that I do recall being sold separately), a round butter daisy-like cookie with a hole in the center, wafers, Oreos, maybe a chocolate chip cookie, and a round sandwich creme centered cookie.  I haven't seen them since the late seventies. I would buy them in a heartbeat if they would bring them back today.
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    Re:Nabisco Deluxe Assortment 2013/11/06 20:42:50 (permalink)
    The Cameo cookies are still sold in Puerto Rico.  You can find them in any retailer in the Island, including Walmart and Sam's Club.  In the US you can find them wherever you have large puertorrican population. Whenever we have visitors from PR, we ask them to smug some Cameos. Right now I have a box of the multi-serve package for vending machines that a friend brought back from a trip to the Island.  They are awesome and the best cookie ever!!
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